Short statement
My works are related to finding multi-layered relationships between human and non-human living beings by translating imperceptible data in natural elements into different perceptual experiences. Biological materials often used, combined or connected to machines, and transformed. I have used bioluminescent algae, soil bacteria, my breathing data, and bioelectricity as well as technology including computational and analog methods. I have attempted to make this invisible world visible, or rather audible by giving it sound which can be an extension of the human perceptional experience. My recent research is focused on the physical nature of human perceptional system and it has driven by post digital media concept with contemporary scientific research method with artistic representations.

Sabina Hyoju Ahn is an artist who works with various medium, sound and organic matters. Her research area is involved with finding hidden rules and patterns in natural elements and translating it into different shapes of perceptual experiences. She has broadened her artistic spectrum in South Korea and Europe and currently she is a Ph.D. candidate in Tangible Music Lab at Kunstuniversität Linz. Her works have been shown in various places including Piksel Festival (NO), Transmediale Vorspiel (DE), Mediamatic (NL), Athens Digital Arts Festival (GR), AMRO (AT), Lab 30 (DE), Art Center Nabi (KR), ACT Festival (KR), Daechung Chungjoo City Museum of Art, V2 (NL), TADAEX festival (IR), Cité Internationale des Arts (FR), WRO Media Art Biennale (PL) and she has been awarded NIME (New Interface for Musical Expression 2017) Best Sound Performance.

안효주. Sabina Hyoju Ahn.
유기적인 데이터를 소리나 빛 또는 다른 감각 경험으로 바꾸는 작업에 초점을 두고 있다. 자연에 존재하지만 눈으로는 보이지 않는 숨겨진 패턴이나, 규칙등을 찾는 것에 흥미가 많고 죽음과 생명, 에너지의 순환과 다양한 변환에 대해 관심이 많다. 영국의 골드스미스 대학에서 컴퓨테이셔널 아트와 네덜란드 왕립음악원 및 왕립예술아카데미에서 아트사이언스를 전공하였고, 현재 오스트리아 린츠에 소재한 Kunstuniversität Linz (University of Art and Design Linz)에서 Tangible Music Lab의 박사과정 중에 있다. Piksel Festival (노르웨이), Transmediale (독일), Lab30 (독일), Mediamatic (네덜란드), Athens Digital Arts Festival (그리스), 대청호미술관 (대한민국), ACT페스티벌 (대한민국), 아트센터나비 (대한민국), V2 (네덜란드), Tadaex (이란), Cité Internationale des Arts (파리국제예술공동체) 레지던시, WRO 폴란드 미디어아트 비엔날레 (폴란드) 등에 참여하였고, NIME 2017에서 Best Sound Performance를 수상하였다.


2019 LichtKunstGouda. Gouda (Hof van Sint Jan), NL
2019 BestOff (Performance, Exhibition). Ars Electronica Center, Linz, AT
2019 GOGBOT Festival. Enschede, NL
2019 klangmanifeste. Vienna, AT
2019 TecArt. Rotterdam, NL
2018 Modern Body Festival (Grey Space in the Middle). Den Haag, NL
2018 Art Center Nabi. Seoul, KR
2018 Daechung Chungjoo City Museum of Art. Chungjoo, KR
2017 ACT Festival, (Asia Culture Center). Gwangju, KR
2017 KABK Graduation Festival. Den Haag, NL
2017 Athens Digital Art Festival. Athens, GR
2017 Which way is look forward. Den Haag, NL
2017 Retreat, Reflect, Repeat (Laurenskerk / Showroom MAMA). Rotterdam, NL
2017 off4noff (Memphis). Linz, AT
2017 Sonomatter, Seoul Art Space Mullae. Seoul, KR (Solo)
- Funded by Seoul Metropolitan Government,
Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture,Mullae Arts Plus
2016 Stilstand.gif, Kunstenlab. Deventer, NL
2015 Piksel Festival. Bergen, NO
2015 Except/on, Goldsmith University. London, UK
2014 Retrogression. ChungJungGak, Seoul, KR (Solo)
2013 Media Future Shock. Platoon Kunsthalle, Seoul, KR

2019 Sciencewalden by UNIST (Lecture performance). Boanclub, Seoul, KR
2019 Zandari Fest (Modular Seoul crew special). Strangefruit, Seoul, KR
2019 Sciencity. OKplatz, Linz, AT
2019 BestOff (Performance, Exhibition). Ars Electronica Center, Linz, AT
2019 Kunstverein Baden (Museum night). Baden, AT
2019 ISEA conference (paper, performace). Gwangju, KR
2019 NIME conference (performance, paper). Porto Alegre, BR
2019 WRO Biennale. Wroclaw, PL
2019 Performance. (WG) Linz, AT
2019 Teorema (Urban Spree). Berlin. DE
2019 Vetter_Hubber Video release party (Grillix). Vienna, AT
2019 Ulsan New Music (3rd fl./The new middle class). Ulsan, KR
2019 Modular Seoul (1969). Seoul. KR
2018 MEM Festival. Bilbao, ES
2018 TADAEX (AVA center). Tehran, Iran
2018 SKANA (Tresor Linz). Linz, AT
2018 DOFF (Alter Volksschule). Bonn, DE
2018 Myriad (Helicopter). Den Haag, NL
2018 V2 Summersession. Rotterdam, NL
2018 Open Studio #1433 Cité des Arts. Paris, FR
2018 AMRO (Art Meets Radical Openess). Linz, AT
2017 Wesa Festival. Seoul, KR
2017 Dotolim#108. Seoul, KR
2017 Dotolimpic. Seoul, KR
2017 Watmm(Mudaeryuk). Seoul, KR
2017 Regulations 11 (Alley Sound). Seoul, KR
2017 ArtyParty, (Melkweg). Amsterdam, NL
2017 Helicopter. Den Haag, NL
2017 NIME (New Interface for Musical Expression).Copenhagen, DK
----- Awarded Best Sound Performance
2017 Biotalk Mediamatic. Amsterdam, NL
2017 Transmediale/CTM Vorspiel (Spektrum). Berlin, DE
2017 Sonomatter, Seoul Art Space Mullae (MAP2016). Seoul, KR
----- Funded by Seoul Metropolitan Government,
----- Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Mullae Arts Plus 2016
2016 Dotolim#96. Seoul, KR
2016 Mortise&Tenon (Studio Loos). Den Haag, NL
2016 CASS concert (Royal Conservatory of The Hague). Den Haag, NL
2016 Lab30. Augsburg, DE
2016 EPHÉMÈRE (Studio Loos). Den Haag, NL
2016 Stilstand.gif (Kunstenlab). Deventer, NL
2016 Summer Breeze (Dasoyou). Seoul, KR
2016 AMRO (Art Meets Radical Openness). Linz, AT
2016 Klank 2 (De Fabriek). Eindhoven, NL
2016 MATA festival (Dixon Place, Trans Pecos). NYC, USA
2016 Transmediale (with Recplay). Berlin, DE
2015 Anti-Natural (Apiary studio). London, UK

2018 Art Center Nabi x V2 Summersession. Seoul/Rotterdam, KR/NL
2018 Cité Internationale des Arts. Paris, FR
2017 ACC_R creators in Lab (Asia Culture Center), Gwangju, KR

2018 "Uchronia"experimental music in asia compilation release - Syrphe

2019 Anschubfinanzierung (Start-up funding). Kunstuniversität. Linz, AT
2019 Art Council Korea. Korean Arts and Culture International Exchange Fund. KR
2019 Project Grant. Kunstuniversität, Linz, AT
2018 Scholarship (Verein der Koreaner in Österreich). Vienna, AT
2018 Korea Creative Content Agency (KCCA) - Idea factory Lab (Modular Seoul)
2018 Art Center Nabi & V2. Seoul/Rotterdam, KR/NL
2018 Stroom Pro Invest. Den Haag, NL
2018 RAUM. Utrecht, NL
2018 Gana Foundation for Arts and Culture (Residency). Seoul, KR
2017 Asia Culture Centre. Gwangju, KR
2017 Seoul Foundation Arts and Culture (Yidea). Seoul, KR
2017 NIME(New Interface for Musical Expression) - Best Sound Performance. Copenhagen, DK
2017 Cern Accelerate Korea Award - Finalist. Geneva, CH
2016 Korean Artist Welfare Foundation. Seoul, KR
2016 Seoul Foundation Arts and Culture, Mullae Art Plus. Seoul, KR
2015 Entrance Exam Scholarship(Royal Conservatoire of the Hague). Den Haag, NL

Academic Publication
2019 ISEA Proceedings "Sonic Transformation with Living Matter". Gwangju, KR
2019 NIME Proceedings "DIY BIONOISE" (Extended Abstract). Porto Alegre, BR
2019 XcoAx Proceedings "Multi-sensory transformation of Biological Signals" (Doctoral Symposium). Milan, IT